It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, “Wait on time.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
Now is not the time to wait. The San Juan Preservation Trust stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with all those who are committed to fighting systemic injustice in its many forms.
Fundamental to the values we seek to embody in our conservation work is the aspiration to be good ancestors. What does that mean? It means that our
work stands the test of time, that our actions today are directed toward a better world tomorrow for all people. Conservation, social justice, and environmental justice are inextricably linked.
The San Juan Preservation Trust stands with members of our staff, board, and community against racism and oppression and unequivocally condemns acts of bigotry, bias, and violence against people of color. We stand with those advocating for systemic change in our country and the end of police brutality and oppression in any form.
The San Juan Preservation Trust is committed to actively embodying the values of diversity and inclusion in all of our work. To live up to this commitment we understand that each of us has work to do, personally and as a part of our collective organization.
Now is the time for action. We pledge to wait no longer.